Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Recent Experince with Stichn' Heaven

I ordered a butt-load of fabric from Stitchin' Heaven.

All 30 yards - stacked
<--  That is 30 yards of fabric.  Whew!  The hardest part was picking it all out.  Just kidding.  LOL!  I could have picked out twice as much.

Let's start at the beginning.

Have you heard of Stitchin' Heaven?  No?  Let me introduce you.

Followers, this is Stitchin' Heaven.  Stitchin' Heaven is a quilt shop in Quitman, Texas.  Stitchin' Heaven, these are my followers.

I know, I know.  Most of you don't live in Texas.  Me neither.  Stitchin' Heaven also has a great online shop.  If you sign up for their emails, they will email you often.  Sometimes, these emails have spectacular the one you see to your left.

Aha!  Now you see where I am going with this.  They sent me an email saying that you could buy 15 yards of fabric and get 15 yards of fabric free.  Wait, what?  That's right.  Basically, 50% off if you buy 30 yards in 1 yard (minimum) increments.  I immediately chose 30 yards of fabric and added them to my cart.

What?  You can't really see the fabric?  How is this one?  v

All 30 yards - spread out
Apparently, I took too long drooling over choosing my fabric and almost half of choices were already sold out.  Dang it!  They emailed me and asked me to please choose some more fabrics.  No problemo...

I chose enough new fabrics + a few extra...just in case.

Shortly after, I received a box in the mail.  Woo Hoo!  So exciting.  I open the box and start to fondle inventory the fabric.  I noticed that the fabric was very nicely folded and stacked and wrapped in pretty, purple tissue paper.  (Keep that for future use...).  In the box is also my receipt, a couple of advertisements about shop hops, specials, etc and a catalog...nice catalog.  Uh oh.  I'm short 10 yards.  Uggg.  I checked the receipt.  Charged for 15 yards worth...only 5 free.  There was a free fat quarter in there.  That's cool.

Okay.  How do I handle this?  I sent an email to Stitchin' Heaven.  I received a very timely response that there still weren't enough fabrics on my list to fill my order, but if I would choose another list of fabrics (20-25 of them), they would send me the missing 10 yards.  Sure thing.  I make my new selections and I wait.

I get a second box in the mail.  YAY!  My missing 10 yards.  Ooh!  And another free fat quarter.  Score!


Long Live Vintage
I was so pleased with their customer service, I thought that I would tell all of you about the store and my experience.

If you have ever been wary of buying fabric online, no fear!  Shop at Stitchin' Heaven.  They took care of me.  :)

They have a very nice selection of fabrics, as you can see.  They have tone on tone fabrics, focus fabrics and even batiks!  Aren't these batiks just beautiful?
Aviary 2
One of the best things about ordering from Stitchin' Heaven (besides the free fat quarter with every order) is that they have the information about your fabric (name, line, color, etc) on a sticker stuck right to the cut of fabric.  Very convenient!Now, if any of my followers see the picture and say "What fabric is that on the left of the 3rd picture?", I can actually get them an answer instead of "I don't remember..."  

Elvis Nights
For those of my followers that made it this far, I will be giving away a 1/2 yard of each of the "Freckles" to 1 lucky follower.  Notice that I didn't advertise this in the blog title?  Yeah, I know, sneaky.  I wanted to reward the people that actually read it.  All you have to do is comment on this post.  Tell me something witty.  You don't have to be a follower, but how else will you know if you win?  I will post a winner sometime on Sunday, 11/20.

Now, comes the hard part.  Putting all my new stash additions away...neatly.